Nurse’s competence in supporting the spiritual-religious needs of patients in Indonesia

Supriyanto, Achir Yani S. Hamid, Dede Rosyada, Muchtarudin Mansyur, Ferry Efendi

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Introduction: The fulfilment of religious ritual needs is a form of spiritual nursing intervention. The main Islamic ritual is the fardhu prayer, which should not be abandoned despite illness and hospitalisation. The purpose of this study was to find out the nurse’s constraints relating to help to meet the need of conducting fardhu prayers for hospitalised patients from their experience of providing nursing care to patients. Method: This study was a qualitative, using the phenomenology approach, focusing on 8 associate nurses, 3 nurse managers and 1 participant, who was the Head of the Spiritual Counselling division. Data collection was done through a Focus Group Discussion and the data analysis used the Colaizzi method. Results: The results of the study yielded four main themes: the competence of nursing services for fardhu prayer, the availability of facilities, the perception of constraint on the patient, and limited support. Discussions: The nurses’ competency at fulfilling the spiritual needs of patients in Indonesia should be developed and fostered in order to accommodate the health needs of Indonesian society as a whole.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-608
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • Fardhu prayer
  • Islamic religious ritual
  • Muslim spiritual nursing service


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